Plant Care Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf

Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf

About Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf

Golden Fleece is native to Texas and Mexico and blooms from summer to early fall. It is best used as an annual in borders or as a ground cover. It will self-sow in good conditions and does best in sandy sandy soils in full sun.


Thymophylla tenuiloba

Also known as

bristleleaf pricklyleaf, Dahlberg daisy, small bristleleaf pricklyleaf, golden fleece and shooting star

How to care for Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf


How often to water your Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf

Water needs for Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf
0.5 cups
every 9

Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf

Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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